MephitBlue's story about the low stock was enough for me to go to Ski Stop today and pick up the black and white Vacuum 130 boots and custom footbeds. This was my first time going to a bootfitter so it was a very interesting experience. We started with my skiing background and foot evaluation then shell fitting and trying a couple different boots. I told him that while I was interested in the Vacuum boots I'd go with whatever boot he thought would be best for me. I tried on the Atomic Hawx 100 and Lange Super Blaster 120 to start with. The flex on the Hawx was way too soft and I had no issues flexing the SB 120 so we went to the Vacuum 130. Good flex and other than the toes feeling a bit cramped I didn't feel any pressure points like I did with the SB 120's.
I don't know the technical term for what's happening with my right foot but the forefoot near the big toe doesn't sit flat so I have a hard time applying even pressure along the inside of the foot. I was thinking of getting custom footbeds anyway so we went ahead with those. He couldn't do them today so I'm going back next weekend for the final fit and the Vacuum machine step of the process.
I would have picked whatever boot was the best option but I'm very happy that the Vacuum was the one I ended up with.
Edited by TheArchitect - 10/1/11 at 3:57pm